Four County Labour Market Planning Board
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Connect2Skills

Currently running as a one-year pilot project, 60 participants who meet the eligibility criteria will complete training geared to preparing them for jobs in manufacturing in Perth County. Participants will have a paid job placement at the end of the training.
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News

Posted: October 5, 2018
Monthly Employment Release
Posted: September 13, 2018
RFP Audit Services FCLMPB
Posted: September 7, 2018
Local Unemployment Rate Remains Lowest in Ontario
Posted: August 27, 2018
Local Unemployment Rate Remains the Same in July
Posted: July 6, 2018
Local Unemployment Rate Falls in June
Posted: July 3, 2018
SAO Bruce/Grey Curriculum Developer - Request for Proposal
Posted: June 8, 2018
Local Unemployment Rate Falls in May
Posted: June 1, 2018
connect2SKILLS Motivational Facilitator - Request for Proposal
Posted: May 11, 2018
People are Dropping Out of the Labour Force in April
Posted: April 6, 2018
Unemployment Rate Increase Continues
Posted: February 16, 2018
TVO The Agenda - A Northern and Rural Appeal to Newcomers
Posted: February 9, 2018
More Workers Left the Labour Force in January
Posted: January 5, 2018
Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Adds 1,200 Jobs in December
Posted: December 1, 2017
Unemployment Rate Increased for the Fourth Consecutive Month
Posted: November 3, 2017
More People Working or Searching for Work - November 2017
Posted: October 6, 2017
Unemployment Rate Continues a Slow Rise - October 2017
Posted: September 28, 2017
20th Anniversary Celebration and AGM a Red Carpet Success!
Posted: September 8, 2017
Unemployment Rate Slightly Increased After Record Low - September 2017
Posted: August 10, 2017
Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low - August 2017
Posted: July 28, 2017
20th Anniversary AGM
Posted: July 12, 2017
Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop - July 2017
Posted: June 9, 2017
Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop - June 2017
Posted: May 12, 2017
Unemployment Rate Drops - May 2017
Posted: April 7, 2017
Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise - April 2017
Posted: March 23, 2017
Unemployment Rate Surpasses Provincial Rate - March 2017
Posted: February 24, 2017
Unemployment Rate Rises
Posted: January 11, 2017
More People Looking for Work Last Month
Posted: December 2, 2016
Region sees a strengthening economy in November - December 2016
Posted: November 9, 2016
Unemployment Rate Continues to Decline - November 2016
Posted: October 7, 2016
Strong Service-producing Sector in Stratford-Bruce Peninsula - October 2016
Posted: September 28, 2016
Local Unemployment Rate Increases - September 2016
Posted: August 10, 2016
Local Unemployment Rate Well Below Provincial Rate - August 2016
Posted: July 13, 2016
Industries Experienced Growth Locally - July 2016
Posted: June 15, 2016
Local Unemployment Rate Drops - June 2016
Posted: May 13, 2016
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Posted: May 12, 2016
Unemployment Rate Edges Lower - May 2016
Posted: April 8, 2016
Unemployment Rate Edges Up - April 2016
Posted: March 11, 2016
Upward Trend of Full-Time Employment Continues - March 2016
Posted: February 10, 2016
Gains in Full-Time Employment - February 2016
Posted: January 8, 2016
Local Unemployment Decreases - January 2016
Posted: December 4, 2015
Decrease in Unemployment Rate Changes the Previous Trend - December 2015
Posted: October 9, 2015
Unemployment Rate Rises in the Region - October 2015
Posted: September 9, 2015
Regional Career & Training Fair - October 28, 2015
Posted: September 9, 2015
Unemployment Rate Continues to Rise - September 2015
Posted: August 21, 2015
2nd Annual Workforce Summit
Posted: August 13, 2015
Local Unemployment Rate Rises - August 2015
Posted: August 13, 2015
Local Unemployment Rate Consistently Dropping - July 2015
Posted: August 13, 2015
Increased Economic Activity - June 2015
Posted: May 8, 2015
Unemployment Rate Holds Steady - May 2015
Posted: March 27, 2015
Climate of Increased Participation Rates - March 2015

Planning To Keep You Working

The Workforce Planning Board provides relevant information on industry and employment factors that adds value to economic and education planning at the grass roots. With this up-to-date information you can better budget for issues affecting the growth and development of your local company and economy.

For 20 years we have been delivering sound, reliable reports and direction in the development of skill sets of the local population. With this information we have been able to offer strategic options for businesses to succeed. We are able to work with business and community groups to address their most pressing concerns. This allows us to help develop a strong and vibrant future outlook.

We will continue to deliver the most up-to-date information and be the catalyst for building a strong economic climate through our community activities.

Local Labour Market Plan

Annual update of the Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth labour market.

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EmployerOne Survey Observations

Read our latest release of the EmployerOne Suvery Observations which is a summary of the results of our EmployerOne Survey completed by local businesses in January 2018.

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Local Unemployment Rate Falls in June

News Release

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE TRENDS DOWN

Walkerton, ON(July 6, 2018) – The unemployment rate for the Stratford-Bruce Peninsula Economic Region fell by 0.3 percentage to 3% in June, the lowest in the province. In June, 800 fewer people looked for work while at the same time, the provincial unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.8%.

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